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Clean Commute: Alternative Transportation Guide for the Greater Kansas City Area

Produced by Bridging The Gap’s Clean Commute Program, this 2008 report details public transit options in the Kansas City Area. Included in the report are schedules, fares, routes, and other information of assistance to residents using the area’s two major public modes of transit: The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (The Metro) and The Johnson County Transit (The JO).

Kansas City Light Rail Video Simulation

This video made by the Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA) simulates a hypothetical light rail route for Kansas City. The transit route in the video — from Vivion Road and North Oak Trafficway to Bruce R. Watkins Roadway and 63rd Street — was the proposed route on the November 2008 ballot that voters did not approve. It has been included to demonstrate one of the many light rail propositions that Kansas Citians have seen in the last 20 years.

SmartMoves: Regional Transit Vision

Drafted by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), this 2008 document updates the Smart Moves Regional Transit Vision, metropolitan Kansas City’s plan for expanded and enhanced regional transit service, which was originally conceived in 2002. The objectives of the Smart Moves update are multifold: to develop a service framework to help coordinate local and regional transit planning efforts currently underway; to provide an opportunity to expand upon newly developed local strategies and studies; and to evaluate the possibilities of light rail and other transit technologies.

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